The Most Luminous Distant Galaxy Ever Found Shelters Universe's First Stars

Astronomers have found what looks like some of the very first stars ever formed in the universe, forged from hydrogen created in the Big Bang.
Such stars, while long theorized, have never been observed before now, according to scientists with the European Southern Observatory, which announced the discovery June 17. The stars act as a bridge from the universe's early, hydrogen-filled existence to the many heavy elements surrounding us today. ESO officials created a video animation of the bright galaxy, called CR7, to illustrate their find.



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